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Maori Deeds of Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand: Volume One


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This Deed1858 1 March.Mahurangi DistrictPakiri No. II. written on this first day of March in the Year of our Lord 1858 is a full and final sale conveyance and surrender by us the Chiefs and People of the Tribe Te Uri o Katea and Ngatirango whose names are hereunto subscribed And Witnesseth Boundaries. that on behalf of ourselves our relatives and descendants we have by signing this Deed under the shining sun of this day parted with and for ever transferred unto Victoria Queen of England Her Heirs the Kings and Queens who may succeed Her and Her and Their Assigns for ever in consideration of the sum of one thousand and seventy Pounds (£1070.) to us paid by Donald McLean on behalf of the Queen Victoria (and we hereby acknowledge the receipt of the said monies) all that piece of our Land situated at and named Pakiri the boundaries whereof are set forth at the foot of this Deed and a plan of which Land is annexed thereto with its trees minerals waters rivers lakes streams and all appertaining to the said Land or beneath the surface of the said Land and all our rights title claim and interest whatsoever thereon To Hold to Queen Victoria Her Heirs and Assigns as a lasting possession absolutely for ever and ever. And in testimony of our consent to all the conditions of this Deed we have hereunto subscribed our names and marks. And in testimony of the consent of the Queen of England on her part to all the conditions of this Deed the name of Thomas Henry Smith for Donald McLean Commissioner is hereunto subscribed. These are the Boundaries boundaries of the Land commencing at Pakiri and running inland to Raupo-roa, to Ohaukawa, and along the survey line of Mr. Churton Hori te More and Kiri to Huipapa and along that boundary to Whaugaripo and in the Whangaripo to the Hoteo river and on to Rataroa Ngatoka Kaitoto and Paekauri on reaching Paekauri it runs along the boundary of the land sold to the Queen and on to that branch of the Whangateau which is near to Pukekeo thence along the coast to Te Ti and Omaha even round to Whakatuwhenua and on till it joins Pakiri. The Island of Hawere is included in this boundary.

(Sd.) Thos. H. Smith,
for the Chief Commissioner L.P.

For Panapa.
sd. x Hori te More.
For Te Puihipi.
sd. x Te Kiri.
For Hori Kingi.
sd. Te Hemara.
Te Kiri x.
Hori x Te More.
Arama Karaka.
Hone Waiti.
Paikea x.
Na te Hemara.
Ko Makoare.
For Te Urunga.
sd. Kiri.
For Wi.
sd. Te Hemara.

Witnesses to the payment and signatures—

(Sd.) John Rogan,
District Commissioner.

William B. Baker, Chf. Clk.

Receipt for £800, final instalment. Received this first day of March in the Year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and fifty eight (1858) the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds sterling (£800) being the final consideration money expressed in the above-written Deed to be paid by Donald McLean on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen to us, Two hundred and seventyReceived, £270, 12 March, 1857. pounds £270 having been received by us on the 12th day of March, 1857.

By Te Kiri x his mark.
Arama Karaka.
Ko Makoare.


(Sd.) John Rogan, District Commissioner.

William B. Baker, Chf. Clk.

A True Copy of Original Deed and Translation.

H. Hanson Turton.

Wellington, September 21st, 1874.